As we had just turned 30 we were still of that age where we went out with our friends, even went clubbing sometimes at the weekend. At that age you live in a kind of selfish state where you are learning about life and enjoying being young and fairly invincible! What we soon realised was we now had responsibilities for another (or in this case two) beings. We had effectively become parents! This changes your perspective on life in many ways.
So we had to do other things like walkies, feed the dogs, make sure we didn’t leave them for too long, take them to the vets sometimes etc. I don’t think we realised it straight away but our thoughts had now become like what a child’s parents we like. And one thing that made me feel really warm inside was when my girlfriend mentioned me when talking to the dogs as ‘daddy’! Wow, I’d never thought about being a dad before. Neither me or my girlfriend wanted kids (though that changed later) and all we wanted was to live with our mutts.
In fact we loved getting out in the fresh air and going on adventures with our two. You meet new people, get healthy and explore new places around the countryside that you would never normally discover. Whether we got covered in mud, soaked or fell over, it didn’t matter! We would all be out together, as a family!
And so to the title of this post – the energy! We knew puppies had bags of energy but Belle and Lacey had it by the truck load! Our living room was upstairs in our first house and it was a good size, so they would spend hours running around chasing each other, jumping over each other, bashing into our legs and generally having so much fun. Some times we’d turn the TV off just to watch them playing – it was so entertaining to watch! We have hours of video footage of them tearing the place up.
Another thing that sticks in my mind is the way they would shoot up and down the stairs at rocket speed! And they never fell over doing it, it was like four legs were super capable for steps. Often one would sit at the top of the stairs and the other at the bottom. They would just stare at each other and then all of a sudden one would charge up or down at the other. It was so much fun to watch, but they loved it even more.
Ok so now this was a bit of a trip down memory lane rambling post so sorry about that, but I love them so much it’s nice to share fond memories of your dogs isn’t it? Thanks 🙂